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with its biggest test yet. >> thanks so much, pete. >>> more now on the gun debate in and the fiscal cliff. joining me is congresswoman diana of colorado. welcome to you, glad to have you join us. >> good morning, alex. >> the nra says the answer to gun attacks is putting police with guns in the schools. you are from colorado and you knee did not work in the columbine attack because there were armed guards will, right? >> right. alex, columbine is in my congressional district and i was in congress when columbine happened. they had would armed guards there. many of the schools already have armed guards. you know, just saying we need to make bigger fortresses of our elementary schools is really an unbelievable and shocking answer to the issue of these assault weapons and these -- the assault magazines. i mean, it is -- it boggles the mind. a lot of us who are gun control advocates had hoped that the nra by taking a few days to think about it would really think it through and let's come to the table. let's really talk about what gun ownership means. and let's talk about the fact that the only
. emily, thank you. besides the fiscal cliff, washington is a buzz. we talk about gun control. there's one big roadblock to getting a new law, national rifle association. the nra has one of the most powerful lobbies in washington and yesterday they set a defiant tone. >> the only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invest in a plan of absolute protection. the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. would you rather have your 911 call bring a good guy with a gun from a mile away or from a minute away? >> the nra has a plan and that plan is to put armed guards in every school and they've called on congress to make it happen. they've even started their own initiative to promote it. cnn national correspondent susan candiotti joins us from new york. not quite what some people had hoped to hear from nra. we were all awaiting this big statement and that's what we got. >> good morning, randi. a lot of people had hoped in the wake of the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school, the nra would offer some concessions and possibly de
about substantial snowfall. >> axelrod: jeff, thank you so much. it's nine days now until the fiscal cliff of tax increases and spending cuts. still, congress has gone home for the holidays, and today president obama and his family arrived in honolulu, where they'll celebrate christmas. the president says he is ready to return to make a deal. retailers called today "super saturday." it is traditionally one of the busiest shopping days of the year. businesses are banking on it because so far this season sales numbers have not been as stroongz many had hoped to see. here's michelle miller. >> reporter: kidding around isa a specialty toy store in new york city. you won't find any of this stuff at target, wal-mart? >> no. >> reporter: the owner says today is his busiest day of the year. within the last month, what have your sales been? >> they're up from last year about 5.5% but some of that is the influence of the early hanukkah. >> reporter: he's doing better than most retailers. shopper track, which monitors consumer behavior nationwide, predicted holiday sales growth of 3.3%. they ju
-called fiscal cliff with stephen dinan and then we get more comments. first president obama nominating senator john kerry of massachusetts to be the next secretary of state of the united states. and in his announcement the president spoke about john kerry's background in foreign affairs and what makes senator kerry a good nominee to be the next secretary of state. >> john's entire life has prepared him for this role. the son of a foreign service officer. he has a deep respect for the men and women of the state department. the role they play in advancing our interests and values and the risks they take and make in sacrificing their families. and especially our military power. and he knows from personal experience that when we send our troops into harm's way, we must give them a strategy, a clear mission and the resources they need to get the job done. in an extraordinarily distinguished senate career and as chairman of the foreign relations committee, john has played a major role in every foreign policy debate in years. he understands we have to harness all elements of american power and ensure
stephanopoulos on "this week." >>> now to the wrangling over the fiscal cliff, sending shock waves across america's 401(k)s. take a look. the dow closed down more than 120 points, with the deadline just 11 days away and lawmakers heading home for the holidays. shortly before we came on the air, the president came out swinging with a message for congress. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl tells us where things stand tonight. >> reporter: in the halls of congress tonight, not a creature is stirring. no deal is in sight. with a deadline looming and seemingly no hope anywhere, the president made one last appeal tonight before washington goes on vacation. >> as we leave town for a few days to be with our families for the holidays, everybody can cool off. everybody can drink some eggnog. now is not the time for more self-inflicted wounds. certainly not those coming from washington. >> reporter: but the two sides don't even seem to be trying anymore. what are we going to do now? >> i'm interested in solving the major problems that face our country. that means house leaders, senate lead
for the white house and congress to reach an agreement on the fiscal cliff where millions of americans will be paying the price in their paychecks. but congress is now on holiday recess. and president obama is in hawaii. let's go straight to cnn's emily schmidt in washington. good morning. so before he left the capitoal, he laid out this three-point plan to washington. >> before he left to hawaii, he left for a gift for lawmakers to ponder in washington. here are the three main points he's saying. he wants to make sure there's a law passed that ensures 98% of americans know their taxes are not going to go up in just under two weeks. he also wants to make sure that 2 million americans who would otherwise lose their unemployment benefits if we went over the fiscal cliff would be able to keep those benefits. and finally he says, look, we can take a look at the longer term proposals, the larger reform at a later point. just lay the ground work at this point. we also know before the president left, he talked by phone with house speaker john boehner. he met in person with harry reid, althoug
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